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Pa. Senate passes redistricting reform bill with last-minute amendment

Penn State study: Spraying brine from drilling, fracking on roadways is hazardous

Bill advances to ban abortions if Down syndrome detected

Review will investigate possible unfairness in prescription drug pricing

House OKs Mullery bill to ban e-cigarettes in Pa. schools

Senate panel votes to reduce the House in ‘put up or shut time’ moment

Transparency will help: Two lawmakers chip away at drug price mystery

Graveyard of reforms


New methane regulation a partial step


Pennsylvania businesses join effort to loosen Cuba trade restrictions


First guilty plea entered in Penn State fraternity death of Tim Piazza

‘Juvenile lifer’ gives up bid for shorter sentence in girl’s slaying, says he does ‘not deserve’ one


One-day strike looms at Dallas

Wilkes-Barre Area approves new agreement with teachers union

South Butler teachers accept contract proposal ending 4-year stalemate

The unintended consequences of having teachers who, for the most part, don’t resemble their students

Erie School District dealing with ‘fluid’ busing issue

Sessions to speak at Lackawanna College


Pa. Poll: Wolf and Casey lead GOP candidates by double-digits

Incumbents Tom Wolf, Bob Casey lead by wide margins in Pennsylvania poll

Casey, Wolf maintain leads in latest polls

Pennsylvania Democrats look strong 5 months from midterm elections

F&M poll shows it’s Wolf’s race to lose, but Wagner’s spokesman calls that ‘a joke’

Pa.’s political odd couple, Gov. Tom Wolf and John Fetterman, went tie-shopping

If Scott Wagner wants to cut grass, why not mow some York County parks?

For an orderly vote: Audit of state rolls should be wide-ranging

Democrats re-elect Patrick chairman

Pennsylvania voters don’t need to fear the voting record purge

Health Care

Pennsylvania counties among anti-vaccine hot spots on rise in U.S.

Local News

Weather officials headed to Wilkes-Barre Twp. to make tornado determination

‘Likely tornado’ ravages Mundy Street stores

Judge rules against W-B in TIF funds dispute

WB council to help King’s apply for $6.5M for projects; Gilbert blasts move

Arena board seeks gaming grant to boost Wi-Fi service

Kingston Township planning for intersection safety improvements

Legal question prevented Basalyga garage tax status change, county official said

Lackawanna County Fair committee receives pointers

City council OKs recovery plan

Kline Twp. may get playground

New $8.4 million project will let Westmoreland Municipal Authority close Youngwood treatment plant

Farmers market program to offer produce weekly in downtown Reading

Allentown can’t borrow to balance budget, 5-year plans says

Hayfield approved as Johnstown city manager; Sargent’s to get Point Stadium naming rights

City Council authorizes $500K pass-through of state funds for affordable rental rehabs

New Jersey

Sports betting to open Thursday morning in Jersey

Opioid Crisis

Meeting in Reading focuses on state’s drug abuse crisis


Philadelphia could become the next city to pass a scheduling law for retail and fast-food companies

How Philly millennials are dealing with their college student loans

Philadelphia, white-collar union reach tentative deal on three-year contract

Should the city rent out Philly’s historic Cobbs Creek Golf Club for $0?

City accounting under scrutiny

Candidate for NE Philly’s 177th District draws criticism for using ‘junkie’ in Facebook post

Felony charges dropped against transgender woman accused of trying to burn flag at Philly Pride

In time for Flag Day, George Washington’s personal standard gets its debut at Philly museum

Commish orders up a kinder, gentler, more polite police force | Stu Bykofsky

$5 million improvement to Fairmount Park could signal revival in Parkside


Activists allege Peoples is attempting to privatize PWSA, announce petition campaign

National Flag Foundation plans to show its colors atop the Koppers Buildings

Federal Transit Administration will consider Pittsburgh’s BRT project for funding next year

Enrollment begins for free grass-cutting program in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh offers free lawn care to seniors, homeowners with disabilities

Port Authority of Allegheny County gets $3.6M federal grant for new buses

Uber, Pittsburgh disagree on who failed to communicate on self-driving cars. Will it get better?

Pittsburgh residents receive bear of a surprise

People can dispose of unwanted medication at drop-off boxes in Allegheny County

Nursing home patients in Pittsburgh often go back to hospital

Penn Hills approves labor agreements with police, public works, EMS

State News

Ashes of an industry: A Pennsylvania tradition is dying, one baseball bat at a time

With thousands of acres, millions of dollars, land trusts are a force in local development

Bensalem PD: Crews recover body of gas-station owner killed in explosion

Pennsylvania State Police adding oversight to troopers’ interactions with ICE

Flag ceremonies at Flight 93 Memorial support fundraising, offer respects

Public hearing to be held on $46.9 million Columbia Gas rate increase request

WWII veteran urges everyone to fly red, white and blue for Flag Day

Flag Day events set in Berks County